Bishop Baraga Association

It is my desire as the thirteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Marquette to follow in the footsteps of our first Baraga, Venerable Frederic Baraga as we continue the mission to allow the Holy Spirit to form every one of is into Spirit-filled evangelizers. I come to you with a personal invitation. I would like to ask for your prayers and financial support as the bishop Baraga Association launches a $500,000 capital campaign for the development of the Baraga Educational Center. This will be established in the Baraga House located at 615 S. Fourth St. in Marquette, MI. 
Most Rev. John F. Doerfler, STD, JCL
Bishop of Marquette
The Bishop Baraga Association is committed to creating an education center that will become a pilgrimage destination, to preserve the artifacts used by Bishop Baraga during his ministry and comply with the Norms for Beatification. This center will capture the essence of Baraga: the man, the priest and the Bishop as he ministered throughout the Great Lakes Region. Here you will find an opportunity for prayer, mediation and inspiration.

Phase 2
$500,000 Goal
Following the Snowshoe Priest
Visitors will have an opportunity to Follow in the Footsteps of Venerable Bishop Baraga. Entering into the upper gardens, one will visit the Votive House to pray for Baraga’s intersession. They will also see a replica of Mala Vas (Baraga’s birth place) and a Native American dwelling.

Your spiritual journey continues in the lower garden where you may pray the rosary and the Stations of the Cross which are symbolic of Baraga’s devotion to the Blessed Mother and Christ.

Ways to Give


Baraga Educational Center

Bishop Baraga Room Perspective 1

Museum Perspective

Bishop Baraga Room Perspective 2

Gift Shop Perspective

Bishop Baraga Association
The Bishop Baraga Association supports the cause of canonization of Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga.

Executive Director: Lenora McKeen 
Chaplain: Very Rev. Timothy Ferguson
Administrative Assistant: Cassie LaTourneau

347 Rock St. - Marquette MI 49855
(906) 227-9117 -
Assocaition regular hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Diocese of Marquette ~ 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851 ~ (906) 225-1141